"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." 3 Nephi 5:13

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Zone Conference With Area President

Well Monday was zone conference! We had to be at the Airport at 6:00 am so we woke up at 4:30 and had to leave our apartment at 5:30. I will tell you that jumping on an airplane to go to zone conf. is like the best thing ever! Area President Elder Anderson and his wife Kathy were in attendance. He took up the whole time and answered our questions. They were super awesome. The Spirit was very strong and I learned a lot about myself and how to be a better missionary. I have really come to learn how to listen to the spirt and how he is my best friend. It makes all the diference in the world when you can communicate with God and learn the things what we can do better in our life to become more like him! Not a day goes by that I don't pray for him to speak to me through my thoughts and help me understand what he needs me to know. I love My heavenly Father so much.

One Thing I did learn was That Jesus Christ is our Eternal Father. In the Scriptures it always talks about Jesus Christ being our father... I asked how can this be? So Elder Anderson answered my question! He told us that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ because of his crucifixion and his suffering for our sins which is eternal he becomes our Father becuase of the re-birth that happens at baptism. He said that he is so so so much more than our brother he is also our father! It was amazing!

I had to teach district meeting to President and Sister Mehr and Elder and Sister Anderson yesterday... it was so crazy! I was pretty much pooping my pants because I was first in the presence of a general authority and the mission pres. and second I had to teach them about the gospel! My lesson was on Fear and Faith. I read the definition of fear in the Bible dictionary and then compared it to Alma 58:9-12. How Helaman, Gid, and Teomner were scared for the well being of their soldiers as they went to take the city Manti. They recieved assurances of faith comfort and love. They pressed forward even though they knew they might die! It was a sweet comparison, and Elder Anderson had a ton of cool insight that really helped us understand more about fear and faith. They all came up to me after and said that I'll do great things in the mission... so will see what happens!

We went teaching with Elder Anderson after District Meeting. We went to the hospital to find L--, but we couldn't find her so we decided to see W---, a 14 year old girl that is S--'s sister. She is in critical condidtion because of child neglect from the Mother. She is believed to have a staff infection of the lungs and has been in this condidtion for like 4 months, without medication. So E. Anderson and E. Chiristensen and I went in to the Isolation Ward (we had to wear masks and wash our hands) We were given the opportunity to give her a blessing. It was so powerful. I was in awe how special it was to do that. I will never again have that chance to do that. Give a blessing with a member of the seventy. It was super cool.. He spoke to her on a level that she would understand. It was in simple words and is hard to descirbe....AMAZING!!!

We saw L--n as well with him. He testified of being a seventy and holding the same authority as Phillip. It was again so so powerful. This man you can tell has been called of God and is fulfilling his calling and magnifying it.

We went to the Church after and he gave a beautiful devotional! It was about the Restoration.. hopefuly he sparked a fire under some of the members.

We were able to pick up and drop off the Mehrs from the Airport and then we went back to the apartment to sleep! It feels like yesterday was a dream! We woke up today with a spiritual Hangover... ahaha it felt so good but i'm dead tired!

Well that's all I have today but I love you all have a good week and make sure to pray with faith and you shall recieve!

Love Elder Aaron Hill

I'm going to memorize the book of Enos... maybe you can too?

Elders Hill, Reyes, Christensen

Sister and Elder Anderson, Elder Hill, Elder and Sister Mehr